# of People

Cost per hour

per person

Optional 3 week

class session cost per person




x $80 ($40 per hour)

x $60 ($30 per hour)

x $50 ($25 per hour)








# of kids ages


1 1/2 hour class cost per person

Optional 3 week class session cost per person




$60 ($40 per hr)

$45 ($30 per hr)

$38 ($25 per hr)





# of people

2 hour adult class cost per person

1 1/2 hour kids class cost per kid

5 or more ppl

$48 ($24 per hr)

$36 ($24 per hr)

Private Lessons, Small Group Lessons & Parties


Class Structure for private and group lessons at Coach Street Clay involve a 15-20 min demonstration in the beginning of class.The students will learn about the process of hand- building and/or wheel throwing in a series of 1 or 3 classes depending on their preference.


“Give it a Whirl” Classes are a one day class format in which the students will choose a glaze and the finishing processes will be done for them. Each GIAW class will create 2-3 projects.The pottery will be ready to pick up approximately 2 weeks after the class. Shipping is available for people from out of town.

Parties and GIAW Classes include a free half hour gathering time before class begins to enjoy food and drinks that the participants or party host provides.This is also a time for gifts and cake at kids birthday parties. Parties must be 5 or more people.


Hand-building classes involve combining various surface decorating techniques such as experimenting with textures, stamping, sprigging and surface decoration. Students will learn how to build functional forms such as vases, containers, cups, bowls, plates, platters, etc. Many of our projects are slab built using paper templates. These projects are designed for your success in clay even if its your first day. Students can expect to create multiple one of a kind functional pieces that will be cherished for years to come.


Wheel throwing is a wonderful experience and it is great fun getting your hands dirty.Wheel throwing is a process that takes a lot of time and dedication to really get good at it. For the one day classes we will assist the class participants in centering the clay on the wheel and creating small cups and bowls that will be food safe.The wheel throwing class for beginners is more about the process and the experience than the end product! It is an experience you are sure to remember but please don't expect fine craftsmanship on your first day.


For further information, please contact us!

2016 Spring Class Schedule

Coach Street Clay offers regular classes during the winter & spring season only Cash or check preferred for class payment


A 3% fee will be added to all classes paid for with a credit card


Adult Wheel Throwing & Hand-building

In this course we will explore making functional pottery with the potter’s wheel and slab construction. We will make objects to contain, display, pour and serve. Surface decoration and a variety of construction techniques will be covered with a focus on texture, pattern and surface decoration. You will learn all the steps necessary to make vases, bowls, cups and more. Our small class size allows us to guide you efficiently through your own process in clay. Your pots will be finished and ready to use by the end of class. The first 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firings, and open studio are included with the registration fee. All work must be finished by the last day of class. Ages 15+.


Tuesdays with Kate Symonds

March 29 - May 17, 2016 No class April 26

All Levels Ages 15+

Limited to 8 Students

6:30 - 9:00 pm

7, 2.5 hour sessions $275



Kids Wheel Throwing & Hand-building Intergenerational

We have found a harmony in teaching kids classes in which there is a big age range. Little kids look up to the big kids and the big kids learn from and enjoy assisting the little kids in small ways. It is a wonderful experience all around. Kids will work with clay and use their imaginations to create pottery and build fun sculptures. They will have an opportunity to work on the potter’s wheel and learn about wheel throwing as well as slab, coil, pinch and solid forming techniques. This special 6 week class invites kids to create and learn with clay. Our small class size allows us to guide kids efficiently through their own process in clay. Clay, glazes and firings, are included with the registration fee. All work must be finished by the last day of class.Ages 6-15.


Thursdays with Laura Garland

March 31 - May 5, 2016

All Levels Ages 15+

Limited to 8 students

4:30 - 6:00 pm

6, 1.5 hour sessions $110



One Day “Give it a Whirl” Classes


Friday Unwind “Give it a Whirl” Class

If you are not ready to commit to a 7 week class this drop in class is for you! It’s a great “Date Night”or “Ladies Night” or just come out solo and see what its all about. This two hour session will give you an idea of how wonderful working with clay can be. Come in after a long week and unwind. BYOB. The pottery will be glazed and ready for pick up approximately 2 weeks after the class.

  • The first half hour is for socializing and enjoying your preferred beverage. Class time starts promptly at 7 pm.
  • Pre-registration required


Fridays with Kate Symonds

Ages 21+

6:30 - 9:30 pm $45 per class

April 15

May 13

June 10



Kids “Give it a Whirl” Class

A chance for kids to get their hands in clay with out the commitment of a 6 week class! This 1.5 hour session will give kids an opportunity to create and use their imaginations while experiencing how wonderful working with clay can be.The pottery will be glazed and ready for pick up approximately 2 weeks after the class.

  • Class starts promptly at 10 am
  • Pre-registration required


Saturdays with Laura Garland

Intergenerational ages 6-15

10:00 - 11:30 am

$32 per class


March 26

April 23

May 2



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